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Glucose Biosensors: An Overview of Use in Clinical Practice
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Konyang University Hospital, College of Medical Science, Konyang University, Daejon, Korea
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Genetics, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
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Received: 11 February 2010; in revised form: 18 March 2010 / Accepted: 22 April 2010 / Published: 4 May 2010
Abstract: Blood glucose monitoring has been established as a valuable tool in the management of diabetes. Since maintaining normal blood glucose levels is recommended, a series of suitable glucose biosensors have been developed. During the last 50 years, glucose biosensor technology including point-of-care devices, continuous glucose monitoring systems and noninvasive glucose monitoring systems has been significantly improved. However, there continues to be several challenges related to the achievement of accurate and reliable glucose monitoring. Further technical improvements in glucose biosensors, standardization of the analytical goals for their performance, and continuously assessing and training lay users are required. This article reviews the brief history, basic principles, analytical performance, and the present status of glucose biosensors in the clinical practice.
Keywords: diabetes mellitus; glucose biosensor; point-of-care testing; performance; self-monitoring of blood glucose
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Yoo, E.-H.; Lee, S.-Y. Glucose Biosensors: An Overview of Use in Clinical Practice. Sensors 2010, 10, 4558-4576.
Yoo E-H, Lee S-Y. Glucose Biosensors: An Overview of Use in Clinical Practice. Sensors. 2010; 10(5):4558-4576.
Yoo, Eun-Hyung; Lee, Soo-Youn. 2010. "Glucose Biosensors: An Overview of Use in Clinical Practice." Sensors 10, no. 5: 4558-4576.